Costco enters grocery delivery service game
TAMPA, Fla. — Costco is entering the grocery delivery game via a partnership with online grocery marketplace Shipt. Beginning Tuesday, customers in the Tampa, Fla., region were able to receive home delivery of Costco products.
Through the Shipt app, Shipt members will be able to shop a full selection of consumables offered, note any preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order. Shipt connects members with a community of Shoppers who hand pick their items and deliver them as soon as one hour after the order is placed. Shipt memberships are available for an annual fee of $99 and members have access to unlimited free deliveries.
"We founded Shipt to simplify the grocery shopping experience, and are pleased to give our dedicated members access to unmatched savings as an extension of their Shipt memberships," said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. "As we continue to scale Shipt on a national level, we look forward to offering more options for delivery to our Florida members today, and to Shipt members across the country in the future."
According to Shipt, it plans to offer its services to 50 markets and over 30 million households by the end of the year. To celebrate the occasion, Tampa area residents will be able to try Shipt for two weeks for free and receive $15 off their first order.